48 Fugues for Frank #8 : Ruth is sleeping : A homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2009)
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48 Fugues for Frank is a homage to Zappa in 10 movements for solo piano.
Each of the 10 pieces uses four or five ideas inspired by, reacting to, or developing some of Zappa's signature techniques. The sub-titles offer a very tenuous guide to Zappa's musical influence on each piece.
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Arjun Von Caemmerer
Commission note: Commissioned by MONA FOMA.
First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey — 13 Jan 11. Bond Store, Hobart
The composer cites the following influence on this work:
The Perfect Stranger - Boulez conducts Zappa (CD); The Yellow Shark - Zappa conducts Ensemble Moderne (CD)
48 Fugues for Frank was the Winner of the AMC Tasmanian state award for composition in the APRA/AMC 2011 Art Music Awards
- In the form/style of: Fugues
Performances of this work
13 Jan 11: Bond Store, Hobart. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.
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